August 16, 2009

News: Good And Bad

Hey! Sorry I haven't been online much lately. My internet hasn't been working right so I'd get grumpy and would end up closing shut the computer and going to bed to read a book or magazine. I finally got it to work today, and I am finally getting online from my own room (yay!) though it's still kind of slow. But I think the program I'm using to unblock blogger makes it slow - it's not the internet.

If you are interested as to what I've been doing, well I've been remodeling my room! When I moved to Shanghai for the first time (2007) I didn't make much changes to it at all. I just added a small computer desk and two tiny book shelves. But now, I just didn't feel like the room belonged to me, you know? I felt like I was living at someone else's apartment or a hotel. So I talked to Daddy and told him I needed to buy some stuff. We took a trip to IKEA and I brought home a couple of things.
-A HUGE desk, a very comfortable chair, a much bigger bookshelf, a mirror to put up in my room, a basket for dirty clothes that I hung in my closet (you could see my panties through the other one o.O) hmm what else? Oh, a new set of sheets, and two of the warmer ones which I don't know the name of. And just some other silly things. The best part? It was cheap! Well, compared to the prices in my country, it was REALLY cheap. With the money I spent I could only have bought one small computer desk and maybe a TV shelf back in my country.
My room is all set up and it's wonderful, I'm loving it. I will post pictures soon, but they're repainting tomorrow so I'm just going to wait. (Nooo, me has to take down all Johnny Depp's photos!!! I have 29 of them! Two are gigantic real size posters.)

Yesterday, I went out with Daddy, Grandma, and some friends to walk in the city. I took a bunch of beautiful pictures for you guys to see but my silly dad lost the camera!!! Ugh. I took some with my iPhone but since it was dark they don't look too good. Such a shame. You really have no idea how beautiful Shanghai is.

So that's basically what I've been doing.

Onto the news now. Bad first yeah?

I'm at the beauty salon today, yes, again! And Adam tells me the worst possible thing. Remember Adam? The cute hairdresser? Well, he goes off and asks me if I've been to chungchuang city (I can't remember the name) and I say, 'no, what's in there?'. He then says that he is moving next month to that damn city!!!!! NOOOOOO. Oh my gosh, I was wordless. I did not hide my surprise or sadness, my face went from being somewhat happy to ---> =[
He did say he was going to miss me and that I should go there to visit, that ought to count for something, right? But it doesn't, it just makes me sadder. Damn, you guyyyys, I love him! =(

Let's go for the good news!

A month ago, I found some good animal associations here in SH. I was ready to adopt a cat and I was in fact doing so this saturday. But a few days ago, I went to this pet store, because I'm silly like that and like going to see the animals, and I saw the cutest cat caged up. He starts crying and rubbing against the cage so I would caress him and putting out his pawn to call me or whatever. I stayed maybe 30mins playing with him.
He was just too expensive to buy so I just tried to get that idea out of my mind and went back home. But it was love at first sight. Even after both associations sent me pictures of the cats available for adoption, I just wanted the one at the pet store.
So I go back there today just to get him out of that evil cage for a little while. When I start playing with it, this chinese girl starts talking to me - she was the owner. We start talking and I tell her that I wanted to buy the cat but it was too expensive. She said she could negotiate. Bingo. I call up my dad and tell him to come to the pet store. We negotiated and finally she gave us a fair price. Fortunately I had money on me so I pretty much paid for it myself.
And that's how I got the new member of our family.
He's five months old and he doesn't have a name yet. I want to name him Louis (Loo-ee), like Louis from Interview with the Vampire. My dad wants to name him 'vampy'. Hah. What do you think?
He's a Siamese cat by the way, absolutely gorgeous!
I'm not posting pics because it's his first day here and he's very nervous. He's scared of everything! Coughing, sneezing, sudden movements, hard noises, us sometimes... When he got here he started running around like crazy, probably stretching those legs since he had been caged up for a very long time, and then he hid behind the curtain. Just now I finally got him to get out of there and play. He's been playing and running ever since. We even bonded a little on the couch. I petted him and then to show me his appreciation he gave me some kisses on the neck LOL He needs a shower though, he actually smells like dog.
I think he'll be a good pet. Every once in a while he comes when I call him and he's playful and sweet. He just needs some time to get used to us and the noise.

That's all the news I had :)


Yesterday I also went Library Hunting. That didn't go too well. There were a lot of libraries but all selling chinese books. I only found one called Foreigner Languages Bookstore, 4 floors, only one had a full stack of english books and they were mostly bestsellers, classics, and books that are now big motion pictures.
I guess I will just keep buying ebooks like I've been doing all this time, and my dad will occasionally bring me SOME books from the US. I don't think he knows I'm reading Paranormal Romance and I'm definitely not telling him xD

New Books

The wedding day is magical but when Elizabeth and Darcy embark on their wedding tour, Elizabeth discovers that Darcy has a secret . . .


December 1802

My dearest


My hand is trembling as I write this letter. My nerves are in tatters and I am so altered that I believe you would not recognize me. The past two months have been a nightmarish whirl of strange and disturbing circumstances, and the future . . .

Jane, I am afraid. If anything happens to me, remember that I love you and that my spirit will always be with you, though we may never see each other again. The world is a cold and frightening place where nothing is as it seems. It was all so different a few short months ago. When I awoke on my wedding morning, I thought myself the happiest woman alive . . .

Does something about this Prologue seem off to you? At the end... ?

A psychologist in an adolescent crisis center, Emma Hollis loves her work; she also loves charming journalist David Webster, who swept her off her feet at a dinner party six months ago. Now she''s carrying David''s child and half expecting him to flee -- but David surprises and delights her further by proposing marriage. After an impromptu wedding, the couple retreat to a rustic cabin in New J

ersey''s secluded Pine Barrens. But while David is out gathering firewood, a masked attacker assaults Emma with an axe, intending to kill. In the shock and pain that follows, Emma refuses to believe the police are calling David their prime suspect. But her life may depend on looking at her husband in a new and suspicious light....

A penniless yet strikingly beautiful orphan, Marianne Ransom's indomitable spirit has enabled her to survive a cruel life on the backstreets of Victorian London. But it is her gift of second sight that carries her into the world of money and privilege—a power brought on by a strange twist of fate. In the opulent home of a wealthy duchess, Marianne is being called upon to summon her late father—a noted mystic—from the grave. But Marianne's exceptional abilities have become a perilous trap. And suddenly knowing too much could prove fatal.

Again, I wanted to talk about some other things but it's late and the internet is being really STUPID so I'm getting grumpy and I better just go to sleep. Taking care of the cat today drained me.

Bite On,



  1. Great post Hilda!

    I'm glad you were able to get online!! Sorry about the cute hairdresser - that really sucks! I do hope you find another one. Good hairdressers are hard to come by - especially cute ones.

    Great haul of books there! There are lots of reviews on that Mr. Darcy book out there so if you are able you should check a few of them out.

    Looking forward to your pictures of the city and most of all your diggs..


  2. I so wanna read Mr Darcy, vampyre, sounds so cool!!

    But oh no, he is leaving, too bad. I liked to hear how it was going, at least he said he would miss you. How sweet.

    Yay about the furniture :) You need that for sure to feel at home.

    And I hope you can find some books, but e-books works until then

    Also, hope those internet problems gets fixed. Slow internet is the worst

  3. Glad to hear you're settling in and things are going well at home. New kitty = yay!! Like the name choice.

    Too bad your hairdresser is leaving. He seems like he likes you!

    Good luck getting more books - glad you can at least get e-books!

  4. Congrats on the new addition to your family! And I think Louis is a great name!

    And redoing your room is great, it will make the settling in process so much easier.


Thanks for reading!